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Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants
October 10, 2020

Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants

October 10, 2020

Two Basics, Two Givens:

  1. God is .

 

  1. is the universal part of life.

“His disciples asked Him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.’” (John 9:2-3)

  1. Respond With .

“Then Job tore his clothes, then he fell to the ground and worshipped. Through all this, Job did not sin nor did he blame God.” (Job 1:20, 22)

“It is still my consolation and I rejoice in unsparing pain that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.” (Job. 6:10)

  1. Process Pain

“In the days of His flesh when He cried out to God with loud cryings and tears to the One who was able to save him from death.” (Heb. 5:7)

“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” (1 Pet. 4:19)

  1. Let Your Define the Situation.

“His mother named him Jabez, saying, ‘I gave birth in pain.’ But Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request.” (1 Chron. 4:9)


“I know that my Redeemer lives and, at last, He will take His stand on the earth!” (Job. 19:25)

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